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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, october 10th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the state department is under pressure today as congress focuses on security in libya. we have new details on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new poles show mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues the battle over big bird. a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for taking on the taliban, and can a simple breast test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> congress demands answers about the libyan attack. we are learning dramatic new
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details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> the producers of sesame street want president obama to stop using big bird in campaign ads. >> you have to scratch your head when president obama spends the last week talking about big bird. >> the supreme court talks about whether race should be considered in college admissions. >> how a pass sen kber got from los angeles to japan. >> i was upset they took my toothpaste from me at reno. >> an incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. watch this right there. a popular teacher was punched right in the face. >> extreme mountain biker tries
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to jump a 68 foot canyon. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> wipeout. >> back on the track. he leaps. he's got it. the oakland a's meet the tigers. >> the giants live to see another day. >> all that. >> i'm not saying anything. i'm telling you it turned out that way. i'm a market -- >> why say it? >> the more times you've gone to rehab, the better you are at ping pong so i'm really got at ping pong. >> and all that matters. >> i was offended when the lady described me as a man. >> on "cbs this morning." >> facebook is adding a new thing, which is the want button. i think facebook should stick to what they do best which is led letting you know that your friends from high school got fat and bald. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm nora o'connell with anthony
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mason. good morning. great to have you here. >> great to be with you. >> charlie rose is on assignment. we expect to hear serious charges today as congress looks at the security situation in libya. today's hearings come in the wake of last month's attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> witnesses say they'll tell a house committee that for months the state department rejected their pleas to maintain high security at the consulate in ben g lenz. although nobody has been arrested yet for the attack on the american consulate, it is starting to be clear that you can piece together what happened. the u.s. compound in ben gaz zee now sits empty and abandoned. the men who attacked these buildings on september 11th used heavy weapons, there are few signs of it. but over every window there is evidence of the billowing smoke that killed two of the four
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americans who died that night, including ambassador chris stevens. state department sources say the attackers arrived at the gates around 9:40 in the evening. as they swarmed into the compound, a security agent, the ambassador, and another american took refuge in the sleeping quarters of the main building which lay behind a heavy sealed door that was double locked with barred windows all around. while other security agents went to get more weapons, the attackers entered the building and unable to get past the gate sprayed diesel fuel all around. as it took hold thick smoke inside the building forced the americans to try to leave. first the security agent, probably through this window, with the bars by then removed. the other two, including the ambassador, didn't follow. but at that stage the smoke was so dense the agent couldn't return. later other security personnel
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did try but failed to find chris stevens and it was only hours later that his body was pulled out of that same window by a crowd. now months later post-it notes cling to the blackened walls left behind by fbi investigators who finally made it to the crime scene for a single day last week. today's congressional hearings will examine what, if any, mistakes or misjudgments about security led to the attack on september 11th that left four americans dead. >> senior correspondents john miller is a former fbi deputy director and is with us this morning. john, big hearings on capital hill today. new information released last night. first we learn 230 specific security incidents in libya between june 2011 and july 2012. was there enough security? >> and that is going to be the burning question at the hearing today. i think when you look at, you know -- i've been going through these reports all night.
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this is a 230 incidents. when you get to page 51 of that there's a very interesting quote. it says, the risk of u.s. mission personnel, private u.s. citizens and business persons encountering an isolating event as a result of militia and political violence is high, in capital letters. the government of libya does not yet have the ability to effectively respond to and manage the rising violence. when you look at this in the context of 20-20 hindsight it would look like the state department was being told there was a problem there. >> what do you expect the state department to say in response to this? >> i think the state department is going to do two things. one from liz palmer's report, they'll give the first detailed report of what happened on the ground. i believe their main point is going to be security can go up or down based on the threat situation, but we've never seen an event like this. since the storming of the u.s. embassy in iran in 1979 --
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>> but wouldn't that make you more protected if -- given the circumstances in libya which were so wide open, wouldn't you be more protected? >> i think you would be, but this is the recurring problem for the state department. i don't know how they're going to articulate this today. we have 280 u.s. embassies, mission, and consulates around the world. they have 2,000 security agents. you do the math. every day one of them is on the phone saying, our security situation just went up. and the person who's going to be testifying for the state department is charlene lamb. this is not your average washington paper pushing bureaucrat. she's been in the most dangerous posts in the world at the most dangerous times. >> we are in the midst of a presidential campaign right now and this administration told the american people that this was a protest that went bad and that it was opportunistic and that these militia men came in and took advantage. we learned last night there was no protest beforehand. this was a planned attack. >> there's a time line of
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administration statements and i think what you see there is it was us, the media, who was reporting a lot of that based on the association with what was going on in egypt, which was a protest. so that information took a couple days to clear. >> no, the u.n. secretary, ambassador rice, also talked about -- >> susan rice has a vulnerability here because she was doing that a couple of days into this and, you know, they've cited a cia analysis report which, you know, actually says there was a protest. a lot of people got the information wrong. part of the problem is at the root of your question, which is this needs to be an investigation into the facts and what it's come to is a debate on politics in a presidential election. >> john miller, thanks, john. new poll numbers show just how much the presidential race has turned around in the past week. the latest gallup tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters favor mitt romney and 47% support president obama and two other polls from the key state of ohio
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shows the candidates are effectively tied. one of them shows romney ahead by one point and the other the president leads by 4. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning. good morning to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing, a big bird. >> so he's focused on saving big
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bird is kind of a strange thing in my view. i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus president obama was talking about big bird highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he's decided we're going after big bird, elmo's making a run for the border and oscar is hiding out in a trash can. governor romney wants to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama made the case. >> we all know that good and well that cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. >> reporter: the obama campaign released a national ad. >> big bird. >> reporter: the ad drew criticism from no less than a sesame workshop. it asked the obama campaign to pull it from the air waves and
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take big bird off campaign materials. the two candidates not on the trail, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan are hold up getting ready for tomorrow night's showdown in kentuc kentucky. >> this is i think paul's first debate. i may be wrong. he may have done something in high school, i don't know. but it'll be a new experience for paul but i'm sure he'll do fine. >> reporter: now they may be trying to lower those expectations because a poll taken before the last debate showed people thought ryan will actually win this one, 55% think he's going to win compared to 39% for the vice president. ryan is a real numbers guy so this one is going to be fascinating just to wait and see what's going to happen. anthony and nora? jan crawford, good to see. you he helped run mitt romney's successful campaign for massachusetts. mike. good morning. >> good to be here. >> you saw jan lay out a number
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of poll ums in. what's happening out there especially in the state of ohio where obama had opened up a double digit lead and it's tight. >> i think after the debate which was a great opportunity for romney to have an unfiltered look at him. essentially the numbers have lurched in romney's direction. now it's a couple of weeks, it's still a long time, but romney has the momentum now. i'm not sure big bird is going to stop him. >> how critical is ohio for romney given republicans have had to win ohio to take the white house? >> the good news for romney all the other states he was in trouble with, florida, virginia, have gotten better. ohio is still a problem. if he can't win ohio, i think he can, it's tightened, if he can't, then he has to win a couple of states that are harder than ohio. maybe colorado isn't but nevada probably is, iowa, wisconsin. >> you have an unemployment rate in ohio that's well below the national averages? >> yes. he can't run the simple bad economy message.
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that's what you saw in the debate. he had a fast forward and enthusiasm. the thing about the margins to remember, if you're four points behind in a state you've only got to change two% of people's point of view to be tied. >> let's talk about the big bird effect. it is that shiny object that they lurched on to. is it a distraction from obama's message which is after the debate which is that mitt romney was dishonest in the debate, that he did not tell the truth about his tax plan, that he tried to get away from some of the positions he took in the past. >> i'm' expecting kermit to come out and attack obama today to balance things up. here's what i think is happening. the obama team got a little rattled by this debate so they're trying to find kind of their groove. they're trying to take the race back. on the one hand they want to talk flip-flops. on the other hand, extremism. they have to straighten out and come up with one theme. >> let me ask you about something that mitt romney said yesterday. he was with the des moines register of course in iowa. he was talking about abortion rights. he said this, quote, there's no
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legislation with regards to abortion that i am familiar with that would be part of my agenda. then several hours later his spokesperson said, governor romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. what's with the mitt romney position going back and forth on different issues? he's not on the same page with his own campaign? >> hopefully the campaign will get on page with him because i think he's doing great. this reminds me of back when he was governor. >> he said during the republican primary debate that he would work to overturn rowe versus wae and defund planned parenthood. >> he's pro life. when he was governor and he ran as a pro lifer, people forget this. we did a poll on it. people knew he was pro life. what he said was, look, my focus is going to be the economy. >> this is another issue where mitt romney says something and then he says something different. what does he truly believe? is he going to be someone who
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gets into office and supports antibe-abortion legislation? yes or no? >> well, you can ask mitt romney. what i believe -- >> someone asked him and he said no and then he -- i mean, i think it's one of these examples where it's not clear what his position is. >> well, look, the president changed his position on guantanamo bay. romney would tell you if he was here, he's pro life. does that mean that's the number one priority of his administration? probably not. you have to ask him. >> mike murphy, good to see you. thank you so much. >> good to be here. >> congressional committees are now asking health officials for briefings on the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. as of this morning it's killed 12 people and spread to 10 states. at least 121 cases have been reported. they're blamed on contaminated steroids taken from back and joint pain. as many as 13,000 people may have gotten the tainted injections. symptoms can develop as late as three months after an injection. in pakistan, doctors worked
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through the night to save the life of a teenage girl after the pakistani taliban tried to kill her. 14-year-old malala yousufzai has been speaking out. >> reporter: headlines across pakistan denounced the shootings. the chief of the army called the attackers cowards. the taliban came for malala as she boarded a gun to go home from school. the gunmen shot her. there's no doubt she was the target. the gunman asked for her by name when he boarded the school bus. she lived with the fear of being a taliban target. on january 3rd, 2009, she wrote in her diary, on my way home from school i heard a man saying, i will kill you. i hastened my pace and after a while i looked back if the man was still coming behind me, but to my utter relief he was talking on his mobile and must
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have been threatening someone else over the phone. she was wrong. the taliban are actually proud of targeting a teenage girl who wants an education. a taliban spokesman called her, quote, the symbol of inif a dells and obscenity. unquote. in fact, malala is a devout muslim. she rose to prominence as a symbol of resistance to curtail education for girls when they took control of the swat valley in 2009. at age 11 she was writing an anonymous blog about life under be the taliban. in one entry entitled, i am afraid, she wrote about a terrible dream of helicopters and the taliban. fear is the taliban's primary weapon. reinforced with a willingness to use extreme violence against anyone who contradicts their medieval rules. her willingness to speak out gave her a nomination for the children's peace prize. >> there are people whose voices
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have been suppressed and people are living in fear but i think there will be many malala's in this country. i have all the faith. >> reporter: today school children made a point of praying for her. medical officials say that malala will be kept in the hospital for a few more days and then if necessary moved onto the united arab emirates and perhaps even here to london for further treatment. anthony, nora? >> we thought we'd show you some of this morning's headlines from around the dwloeb. a man arrived at the airport wearing a bullet proof vest and was arrested. he was wearing flame retardant pants and had a smoke gree nad, billy clubs, knives, a hatchet and body bags in his carry on luggage. >> jack welch insists that the september jobs report doesn't make sense. he has taken some heat from the
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obama administration for tweeting on friday that the unemployment numbers were changed. well, this morning welch says
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. , everyone. 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat get you caught up with some bay area headlines right now. ross mirkarimi returning to work today as the sheriff of san francisco. the board of supervisors fell two shows the short last night of removing him from his office. one firefighter was hurt at a strip mall fire in union city this morning of the crews still on the scene trying to find the cause of the fire that burned about 10 businesses early this morning. >> how about the oakland as? in a game they just had to win, they won at the coliseum last night. how about that catch right there? stayed alive with a 2-0 win over the tigers in game three and the giants won 2-1 in 10 innings in cincinnati and will play again today. both teams need to win to stay alive. giants begin today at 1:00. traffic and weather coming right up. ,,
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good morning. well, give yourself some extra time if you are heading towards the bay bridge. we have huge delays because of an early-morning fender-bender. it happened about an hour and a half ago. unfortunately, the damage has been done. coming down the eastshore freeway, it is very slow and go. your drive time more than an hour from the carquinez bridge to the maze. and now we have this new accident reported near el cerrito westbound 80 approaching el portal drive. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> a wild start to the morning around the bay area a lot of clouds and even thunderstorms and rain looking good though from our mount vaca cam just some high clouds there. but all that activity at least most of it near the coastline the peninsula. you see the showers there the thunderstorms, some heavy rainfall coming down into the santa cruz mountains right now. the possibility of more isolated thunderstorms too. partly cloudy into the afternoon, some 70s there. more rain possible on the way. captions by: caption colorado ,, ,,,,,,,,
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♪ he did an 85-foot jump in an utah canyon. he came crashing downtown other side landing feet first. the head cam shows how dangerous this stunt was. he lynched away with a pair of brewsed heels but nothing more. >> you notice the dog was the first one to get to him. >> you know, man's best friend. welcome to cbs "this morning." we have an update on tuesday's story about felix baumgartner, the austrian sky diver who wants to break the sound barrier with his falling body. his historic jump from space is now in jeopardy. >> on tuesday after some high drama he had to delay the mission due to the weather. >> reporter: the mission looked
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like a go. winds called after a five hour delay and crews pumped helium into the massive balloon hoping to send felix baumgartner into the stratossphere. one gust of wind scrubbed the planned launch. >> we'll cancel the mission due to gusty weather. >> reporter: whenever they decide to launch they have to get it right. these balloons can only be used once an they only have bun balloon left. felix baumgartner plans to rise 23 miles per hour above earth and jump. his speed could reach mach 1. for the red bull team, a lot of bad luck. >> i'm looking at a big image of
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felix staring in front of me. i can only imagine in his mind what he goes through because this is, as you know, multiyear build up to get to this point. >> i want to break the speed of sound no matter what it takes. >> reporter: don day is under pressure. they have one more chance to nc
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you may have heard that dogs can detaekt disease by smelling a person's breath. researchers are working on devices that can do the very same thing. this morning we'll show you how good these electronic noses are and how they can change the way diseases are diagnosed. >> tomorrow we'll reveal
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one fifth of americans claim to have no religious affiliation, more people now believe in the power of five hour energy drink than even god. no one is exactly sure why this is happening but i have a theory. i think a lot of people stopped believing in god when they turned on the tv and saw honey boo-boo. >> might be some truth to that. >> absolutely right. >> all right. in today's health watch a breath test can diagnose disease. it may seem impossible but new hi-tech devices can check your breath and can tell you if you're seriously ill. >> no needles, no x-rays, no waiting for results. dr. peter mazzone of cleveland clinic's respiratory institute has been doing tests to see if you can detect lung cancer. >> we have a lot of chemicals in it and it has an exhaust from our body.
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they produce these chemicals get carried through our blood through our lungs where they are breathed out. diseases cause different chemicals to be produced such as cancer cells. our goal is to distinguish those different chemicals in the breath, the exhaust system of our breath. >> if you have bad brett can it mean something? >> there are definite odors noticed through the years that could represent liver disease orchid any disease. >> why a breath test and not a blood toeft detect cancer? >> right now for lung cancer there are no extremely accurate blood tests on the market. so there's a lot of working done to develop non-invasive tests. >> how accurate is the breath test? >> the breath test that we've went borking on is in the 80% to 85% accuracy range. >> that seems high. >> quite good but still a ways
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away from being avail scrabble. we have to make sure the device works well. some of the benefits of breath testing are, it's so non-invasive. we're breathing anyway. might as well use that for benefit. breath testing can be brought to our patients. we might get test results in real-time. >> could it be less expensive? >> that's a goal. the sensors we're using are not expensive to make. with scans and biopsies being done breath testing can be less expensive and less invasive. >> is this revolutionary in diagnosing a number of diseases. this type of examining the breath in terms of moving forward in terms of preventative care and learning about these diseases earlier. >> it's a new era of testing and how robust it will be, how many diseases it will make an impact on time will tell. there's a lot of excitement towards this form of testing. >> what's the like liuhood this
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can be used for other diseases as well. has testing been done? >> absolutely. it's a very high likelihood not just lung cancer but other cancers. my colleagues at the cleveland clinic are looking for kidney disease, liver disease, test of infectious diseases, transplant rejection. breath test is being developed in all of these areas. >> is it more likely to be more accurate than a blood test? >> it may target different questions. how the cells are working as opposed to change in our proteins or our genes or something of that nature. i think it's got -- it will have a niche and be more accurate within that niche for sure. >> how would you describe how long it will take to get the results. it is immediate or you have to wait a day or two is this >> we don't know. the training of those sensors our hope we can bring the device to the patient and within minutes have the result for
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i'm bonnie, and this is my cvs. . but now the russians have gone too far sending a russian orthodox bishop who lowered a holy memorial capsule into the sea, consecrating the north the pole the russians. folks we musting fight this with our own american orthodox religious nationalism. i say we slap a fur hat on pat robertson and push him out on an ice floe. he can consecrate the arctic circle for america and maybe finally get to the bottom of what is causing that ice to melt. i'm guessing it's something really hot that the gays are doing. we'll be right back. >> the "price is right" is the longest running game show in tv history. it's famous for the games, the prizes and the glamourous female
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models. >> now the producers are shaking up that formula and going co-ed. john blackstone is at the "price is right's" studios. john, come on down! >> reporter: yes. on this set for more than 40 years the "price is right" has been giving away fabulous prizes. but now they are giving away something they've never awarded before. the job of a male model on this show. now, that broadcast won't be on the air until monday but we were here on the set when it was recorded this week. >> have a hand for our first male model winner, rob wilson. >> reporter: rob wilson has broken a game show barrier. >> where are you from? >> originally from boston, massachusetts. >> reporter: history making debut was showing off some shades. >> they together have designer his and her sunglasses. >> reporter: no iv years the
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beautiful women of the "price is right" have added glamour to the prizes. host drew carey said auth skill that should not be underestimated. >> there's more to this job than smiling and waving. >> for the models yeah. a lot more to it. you have to model the prizes correctly, be happy, make it took like you're the happiest person in the world. >> reporter: can a man do that? the auditions demanded more than muscle. >> react. someone just won a car. >> yes. >> losing my shirt? sure. take this. toss that over here. >> reporter: judges included the "price is right" executive prodoeser mike richards and the show's four female models. >> they were all handsome but you have to have personality. you can't just be a handsome
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guy. >> here we are again. the real showcase. >> rporter: there's more to this job than smiling and waving. >> absolutely. it's a little overwhelming at first. >> you can be good looking but you have to lay. drew carey who stands there you have to play with him. >> when all of the rest were eliminated. >> congratulations guys you are the final seven. well done. >> reporter: the final choice was left to a vote of the viewers. >> now it's time to announce the winner. ready. congratulations, rob wilson. >> all of our top contenders had this certain quality, the x factor that you can put your finger on. and rob definitely has it. >> reporter: he skillfully handled a costume change and never hesitated to shed his shirt. designee just killed it right there. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: most daytime tv viewers after all are women. >> some of the ladies are in the daytime. you know what i mean. >> are you worried in this job
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you won't be appreciated for your mind? >> not appreciated for my mind no because i think they've seen a lot of me. they've seen a lot of side of me. they know i can handle that and not be a complete goof with it. >> take a break before you say what the prize is. it's a new harley. >> reporter: he admitted to being nervous during rehearsal. >> the last thing or the prize, more energy. you want to be excited about what the prize is. >> reporter: he got some help from those with experience. and he had a last bit of practice before the studio audience arrived. >> it's all yours on the price is right. >> reporter: rob wilson was ready to become part of broadcasting history on the "price is right." and for now rob wilson is scheduled for just five shows running next week. but the producers aren't ruling
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out extending that if there's a positive feedback. the good news for rob is that one of the shows current female models was discovered through a contest just like this one. >> first of all, we love your name tag. >> doesn't come off apparently. >> that's fantastic. also, john, we're concerned that this model is being objectified. >> she's concerned. >> i was worried about the same thing. i was afraid when they saw me on the set beside him they might change their mind. >> he's not the first male model. they had guests before haven't they? >> they have indeed. they had some stars of soap operas on here. some people associated to particular products. this is the first time they had a male model as an official cast member. >> john, i think you have the
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greatest entrance of the cbs news correspondent in history. >> absolutely. good to see you. texas governor rick perry is also talking about the price, the price of college. we'll ask him about that and the sudden change and rapid rise of romney in the polls on cbs "this morning". it's time to get real about what happens in the bathroom. stop all the cutesy stuff and start talking about what you really want from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. quilted northern soft and strong is stronger than the leading value brand, to help protect against breakthrough. for myself, for my family, it keeps us clean. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong, protection for a confident clean or your money back.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. richmond firefighters could be on the scene of a large pallet fire this morning. the fire began a few hours ago on brookside drive. investigators haven't determined a cause but there were reports of lightning in the area. san francisco's sheriff is set to return to work today. last night the board of supervisors fell two votes short of removing him from office. and word just came down that former pro football star alex caras has died. he played more than a dozen seasons with the detroit lions then later became an actor with roles in the classic film blazing saddles and the tv sitcom webster. he was 77. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,
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good morning. we have a number of hot spots
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across the bay area including down the eastshore freeway. it is just gridlock. looks like from hercules all the way down towards the macarthur maze. we have actually been following a couple of different accidents including one earlier this morning on the upper deck of the bay bridge. so none of that will help matters. that drive time is almost 80 minutes now on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere traffic alert in effect through danville 680 involving a big israel. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> showers and thunderstorms around the bay area. live outside right now some clouds trying to part a little further north as you look toward the golden gate bridge. but southward we have more showers continuing there. in fact, a lightning strike within the last 15 minutes here down toward the santa cruz mountains. we are watching that very closely. going to see more unsettled weather possibility of more thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon. mid-70s inland though, 60s elsewhere, next couple of days we is thele down and warm up into the weekend -- we settle
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♪ it simple 8:00. weba it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama loses more ground to mitt romney. now even sesame street is unhappy with the democrats. we'll show you the niemann marcus christmas catalog. how about his and her watches for $1 million, anyone? . first here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering. >> today's hearings will examine what mistakes, if any, mistake or misjudgments led to the attack on the american consulate. >> we expect to hear serious charges today regarding the security situation in libya. >> was there enough security? >> when you look at this in the context of 20/20 hindsight.
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it's as if the state department was being told there was a problem there. >> i think the right chant ought to be for them four more weeks, four more weeks. >> romney has the momentum now. i'm not sure big bird is going to stop him. >> that's bmx star landing feet first in the grand canyon. >> are you worried in this job you'll not be appreciated for your mind. >> no. because i think they've already seen a lot of me. >> you're in charge of a lot of people for four years. >> mr. romney, think you made a mistake, i think you meant eight years. >> mr. obama did something called using your imagination. i'm norah o'donnell with
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gayle king and anthony mason. governor mitt romney is trying to use his post debate momentum to make a big push in the key battleground state of ohio. the poll shows 49% favor romney, 47% support president obama. jan crawford is in akron, ohio, covering the romney campaign. >> the race is really tightening here in ohio, a state that romney must win. one poll has him up by one point, another by four. it's essentially a tie. what we're seeing on the campaign trail and yesterday, in fact, is romney taking one of the president's attacks and turning it on him. he's hammering for wanting to cut public funding. romney talks about a litany of issues facing america on the jobs, the economy and also, today, we have the big congressional hearing on libya. american crossroads, a group that is backing romney is out with a new ad against the president on libya. it is brutal. take a listen to this.
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>> the intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorism, but campaign politics came first. >> this comes against the backdrop of tomorrow night's vice presidential debate in kentucky, joe biden against paul ryan. polls show that people think ryan will win this debate, 55% compared to 39% for the vice president. they have such different styles, r , rye yoon being a numbers guy. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in akron, ohio. the whole word is watching this morning after australia's prime minister gave opposition party leaders a tongue lashing. gillard accused tony abbott of being a sexist who hates women. >> i was offended when the leader of the opposition went outside in the front of parliament and stood next to a sign that said the witch. i was offended when the leader of the opposition stood next to
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a sign that described me as a man bitch. >> i think she's offended. this morning the supreme court takes on its most significant affirmative action case in years. the outcome could affect student admissions at universities across the country. w wyatt andrews has the story. >> the question before the court is simple but controversial. can race be used at all in the college admissions process. for 30 years it says race can be one factor in achieving student diversity. today the supreme court will be asking if it's time for that to change. >> the challenge is coming from abigail fisher who says she was denied admission to the university of texas partly for being white. she argues that ut's policy of considering race in emissions
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give an advantage to less qualified minority students. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't into all the activities i was in that were accepted. and the only difference was the color of our skin. >> reporter: groups that support fisher want supreme court to end the use of skin color in college admissions and order colleges to achieve diversity in other ways. for example, looking at family income. >> we think colleges and universities throughout the country can institute race neutral admission criteria, especially using economic disadvantage to give students a leg up. >> the university of texas achieves diversity now through a state law, the 10% plan that guarantees admission to students no matter their race from the top 10% of their class. but ut admits other students by what it call holistic review, using factors that include test scores, leadership potential and race and it's this policy that's being challenged.
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>> what are the stakes here? >> the stakes are tremendous. >> reporter: more than 70 groups from civil rights organizations to former military leaders to some of the largest corporations in the country have all asked the court to maintain some use of race in admissions. warning the loss of diversity would harm business, the training of military leaders and the quality of education. >> all students would suffer, not just black and latino students. all students benefit from learning together inside the classroom and out. >> reporter: they've expressed the concern over the use of racial preferences, meaning affirmative action is very much on the line here today. the last time the court reviewed this, just as sandra day o'connor speculated, that race preferences might not be needed after 25 years. the court took this case for review just nine years after she said that. >> wyatt andrews at the supreme court. in a few minutes we'll ask texas governor rick perry about the
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do you think you can still get a college degree for $10 or less? that's what texas governor rick perry wants. ten of his state's universities say they're on board with that. we'll ask him how that's going to work. we'll ask him next on "cbs this morning" when the governor joins us. ♪ after working on the computer all day, you'd think i want to stay away from it at night. truth is, i like to stay connected with friends. but all that screen time can really dry me out. so i use visine. aah. it revives me, so i can get poked, winked, and -- ooh -- party all night long. only visine has hydroblend -- a unique blend of three moisturizers that soothe, restore, and protect to keep me comfortable for up to 10 hours. pirate party, here i co-- uh, honey? visine with hydroblend. find it in these visine products. get a free 6-inch sub of your choice when you buy any 6-inch sub and any drink before 9am.
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speaking o king speaking of romney, people close to the campaign are saying mitt romney's son, tag, is now one of his chief advisers. when mit asked him to join the team, he put his arm on his shoulder and said, tag, you're in. it's a clone joke you can tell your kids. >> i saw that one coming, didn't you. tag, you're it. we hear a lot about young people struggling with student debt while the price of college keeps rising. the cost of attending a public university in texas has gone up an estimated 55% in the past ten years. >> a year ago texas governor rick perry challenged his state's challenges to offer a degree that cost $10,000 or less. he is with us this morning. governor perry, good to see you. >> good morning. >> there's a lot of people out there, young people are saying
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$10,000 would be great. but what kind of degree would that be? >> well, over the course of the years, texas education has been well below the national average. we still are today but we want to keep it that way, even with the increases that we've had. these $10,000 degrees as we've laid them out, is a great idea. at first people were very leery that it could not be done. over the course of the last year we've had ten different institutions that have taken the challenge that have, in fact, interdisciplinary courses are being offered at angelo state. obviously science, math and technology, those are going to be a little more intensive, but putting in place a program where a young person knows they can have the stability of getting a college degree for $10,000 or less is going to be quite
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appetizing to most texans. >> i think attractive to a lot of people, especially in the news we hear college debt is now outweighing credit card debt. you're also imposing a four-year freeze on tuition. how exactly would that work? >> a young person needs to have the stability of knowing what it's going to cost to go to college. this goes two things, if we freeze these tuitions for a four-year period of time. number one, it gives stability and predictability to the young person and/or their family. plus it also gives them an incentive to really be focused, to finish up in four years. one of the problems we've got is only 30% of our college students are graduating in a four-year period of time. so weigh too much time, way too much cost. give them incentives. this ability in a four-year tuition period is one of the y ways to do that. after four years, that tuition probably is going to go up so there's a good incentive for the
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student, and we also give incentives to the universities to get those kids out in time by tieing graduation rates to some of the money that the universities get. both the university and the student has incentives to get in, get your studies done, get out and get into the workforce. >> governor, affirmative action is back before the supreme court. do you support the university of texas's admission process that considers race-based criteria? do you think that should continue? yes or no. >> well, the university is putting forward this, but the supreme court is going to decide the constitutionality of it. the bigger issue for me is, are you going to have a diverse population in your universities? and absolutely, i think it's wise for us to do that. are you going to use race as the factor to make that happen. when we talk about is that going
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to be the sole determining factor of how you're going to populate. again, the court is going to decide that. all these schools need to be focused on getting the best and the brightest. in texas over the last five years we've seen increases of over 60% in our hispanic population, over 40% in our african-american population taking the s.a.t. we're having a substantially bigger population, if you will, available to go to these colleges. that's good news. >> governor, we want to talk to you about politics. you're someone who has debated against mitt romney. with that in mind, what do you think he does well and what do you think he needs to do to prepare for debate number two? >> well, mitt has been practicing debate now for better than a year. he's obviously quite talented at it and a very good debater as we saw last week. so i suspect that this is kind of like playing for the super bowl. you already know how to perform, your conditioning is good and he's going to perform at a high level. he has all the facts and he's
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ready to go. >> governor, mitt romney said yesterday that anti-abortion legislation would not be part of his agenda as president. is that disappointing to you? >> well, i think the supreme court is where that issue will be decided from the standpoint of how america is going to be impacted by the supreme court decision. so that's where i suspect that all of the focus will be. >>. he's said very clearly he's going to put people who are constitutionists on the supreme court. >> thank you, governor. we've got to go. we'll be back after the break. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by cva pharmacy. flu shots available every store every day at cvs pharmacy. so, when i shop -- i earn twice as much with double extrabucks rewards. that's two times the rewards! yeah, that's what double is.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. one firefighter was hurt at a strip mall fire in union city. the fire started at 1 a.m. at the shopping complex at alvarado boulevard. 10 businesses were damaged. no word on the cause. ross mirkarimi returns to work today as san francisco's sheriff. the board of supervisors fell two votes short last night of removing him from office. mirkarimi pleaded guilty for bruising his wife's arm during a dispute last year. he was sentenced to a three- year probation and fined. the oakland as have another must win game at the coliseum tonight. they stayed alive with a 2-0 win over the tigers in game 3 and the giants won 2-1 in 10 innings at cincinnati and will play there again today. stay with us. traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. this has been one of the worst commutes we have seen in quite a while. and it all started with an early-morning fender-bender on the upper deck of the bay bridge of the bay bridge about 2.5 hours ago. we have seen a ripple effect ever since. stacked up through the macarthur maze at least 25 minutes to get on the bridge. all your approaches are super backed up, as well. getting a quick look at our
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maps, westbound 80 the eastshore freeway, 80 minutes is the drive time right now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also, really heavy through the san ramon valley a couple of different accidents in the area including an earlier traffic alert in danville. so southbound 680 very slow leaving walnut creek. that's a check of "timesaver traffic." more on your forecast, let's go to lawrence. >> we have seen some sunshine, some clouds, even some thunderstorms around the bay area this morning. let's get you outside and yup, those are some high cirrus clouds toward the central valley. nice and quiet there but hi-def doppler showing some of the rainfall making its way through parts of the peninsula and the south bay. some heavy rainfall down toward pescadero right now. looks like by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies, mid-70s. rain shifting further south into san jose, the santa cruz mountains. watch out for thunderstorms there this afternoon. captions by: caption colorado
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♪ ♪ there's a little about it of devil in her angel eyes ♪ ♪ she's a little bit of heaven with a wild side ♪ ♪ got a rebel bit of devil in her angel eyes ♪ ♪ a little bit of devil in her angel eyes ♪ >> little bit of devil in those angel eyes. is that a good thing. welcome back. that's angel eyes by love and theft. >> wish you could see gayle
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singing along. it's their first hit. eric gunderson and stephen barker are love and theft. >> you had two labels close on you and your band quit. >> we freaked out a little bit but it turned out to be a good thing. we're happy to still be going. >> quit the same day you signed the deal. they get the deal and then the band quits. >> said sorry i'm going rock and roll. >> yeah. exactly. >> you got a number one song. >> yes, sir. >> it goes to show you everything happens for at that reason. with this latest album love and theft you said unfortunately a lot of people -- you had an album in 2009. this isn't your first time. you feel a lot of people are hearing you for the first time. what do you want us to know. i heard you for the first time
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two days ago. if i had more time i would know all the songs. >> eric is a great dancer. that's what i want everyone to know. >> how about your sound? what about your sound? >> well, we're very passionate about harmonies and we always wanted to make sure that we stayed like a real duo. we both sing leads. we were very passionate. we go back and forth on the whole album. and our producers did "old alabama," "restless heart." he kind of helped us hone our sound and figure out what we wanted to be. >> now, your single angel eyes is about a preacher's daughter who has a naughty side. you guys are both pastor's sons. so you know all about this. >> it is true. >> are your speaking from personal experience? >> yes. like my sister. >> oh, your sister. >> i'm blaming it on her because
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i'm not a daughter. we're going to blame i want all on her. she's a little crazy. she's cool too. she's all right. >> growing up in the church is kind of crazy. preacher's kids seem to have the craziest side to them. they get a little -- i was nuts at times. >> they always say there's a wild side and we were looking at your wedding picture eric. when did you get married? >> two years ago. >> is she nice. do we like her? >> she's wonderful. >> what's her name? >> emily. >> because she knows the two of you are very close. they say there's a bromance going. is it hard for emily? >> we spend every day together and we have one day off a week. yeah, we're very close. we're best friends and it's a lot of fun and she's very understanding and she puts up with it very well.
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>> we encourage each other. >> talk about mayhem, because when taylor swift writes song about someone, i'm looking at you stephen, you know the song. so when taylor swift writes a song -- we got it. ♪ >> i can't see you. >> did you know this song was about you? >> she called me and said hey, she's like, dude, i wrote a song about you. i was like, in my mind oh, my goodness, her track record is not positive. what did i do? i can't remember doing anything negative. >> very positive. >> it's a nice song. it was very flattering to me. that's like the bar. you dated me and wrote a nice strong about me. >> you are still pals today? >> she's cool.
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>> you've been nominated for two cma awards this year. >> first time ever. >> when you think about that, as little kids was this something you dreamed of? >> oh, my gosh, most definitely. >> when we grew up we watched award shows with famous singers that we look up to. kind of cool to just be nominated and, you know, the duo category and new artist category and incredibly flattering. we're really excited and we love going to award shows spoi. so it will be fun. >> to get dressed up real fancy. >> you're not wearing that? >> i wish i could wear this. >> anthony was saying you could have dressed for us today. >> oh, my goodness. i have a tie by the way. >> thank you very much. >> willing to lend to it. nice to see you guys, really. congratulations. congratulations. love and theft. that's eric gunderson and stephen barker lies.
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we don't have a whole lot of song to feature the cow bell. >> got to have my cow bell. >> i'll be doing myself a disservice and every member of my band. >> guess what? i got a fever. and the only prescription is more cow bells. awesome. christopher walken is one of
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"saturday night live's" favorite moments. he first appeared on tv in 1953 and been in more than 100 movies from "deer hunter" to "wedding crashers." >> his new movie called "seven psychopaths." he plays guess what a rather odd dude. >> put your hands up. >> no. >> what? >> i said no. >> why not? >> i don't want to. >> but i got a gun. >> i don't care. >> doesn't make any sense. >> too bad. >> christopher walken joins us at the table. hello, christopher walken. >> hello. >> i have to say i watched it last night late, and i went to bed. that was the last thing on my mind and i'm thinking we have to make sure people have to know it's a comedy because people's throats get slashed, heads get blown up.
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i keep thinking this is a comedy. don't you think people need to know that by going in? >> yeah. but you saw it by yourself. it's very interesting because the first time i saw it also, i was by myself. i know what you mean. >> you do know what i mean. i'm watching, oh, my gosh. >> when there's people around, it's a whole different thing. >> it draws laughs. >> it's interesting because my son is 25 and he saw the trailers. he goes it looks hilarious, i can't wait to see it. >> the first time i saw it with an audience was a midnight showing in toronto and there were a lot of young people and like an audience for "rocky horror show." and it was real. a lot of fun. >> you played some pretty whacky characters in your career. you seem to gravitate towards
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them. i hear you're a pretty conservative guy. >> yeah. i've been married almost 50 years. >> to the same person? >> yes. and i have a nice house. my cat loves me. >> what's your cat's name? >> flap jack. >> flap jack. really? flap jack. okay. >> why do you think you get drawn to these certain characters or casted as these characters. >> movies are so expensive to make that if you do something, and in my early time in the movies had to do with annie hall and "the deer hunter" and both times i was troubled and suicidal and i think that movies are so expensive that if you do something that works a little bit, you know, whether you're the leading man or best friend or the funny guy or the villain, that you might get asked to do that again. and i think that actors who work are lucky. >> do you ever worry, though,
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that people will think you're kuckoo for cocoa puffs? >> it doesn't happen. i live in new york and people say hi chris and i think they understand. for a long time i looked a lot younger than i was and as i get older i'm starting to play uncles and dads and grandfathers. >> you like that? >> yes. it's a whole new territory. >> as a kid you train as a dancer. >> i was. yes. >> i read that you said you actually still think like a dancer. >> well, i do. >> what does that mean? >> well it has to do with rhythm more than logic, i guess. dancers, you know, they have a saying -- that you think in beats. you think in rhythm.
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and i do too. when i study a script it has to be whether it sounds right more than whether it makes sense. >> i heard you got in acting by accident. >> i did. i was a dancer. somebody said why don't you audition for this play. i did. i got the job. then i started getting, you know, plays. then i got a movie. very much by accident. yes. >> okay. we're glad. >> in this current movie called "seven psychopaths," there's kidnapping dogs for reward money but you bonded with one of dogs. explain that story. you sound like a cat lover. >> i am, but this dog bonnie, little dog, almost like a cat, but the best dog. they say that working with animals difficult. when you work with animals usually they have two or three because they get tired and you
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have to replace them. there was only one and she was just an angel. you know. i would put her here and then we would play the scene and she never disturbed anything. a great dog. >> when the movie was over did you want to take her home in >> i did. >> you did. >> she loves her mother. >> we have to ask you about natalie wood. they re-opened the case. you were there that night. what do you think happened, christopher? >> you know, i stopped talking about that 30 years ago, and there's so much information, books and -- >> okay. >> internet. and, you know, everything. anything you want to know go look. >> i thought while you were here. you knew that was coming didn't you? you knew that question. >> i want comes a lot. >> but can we end on this? we saw the video of "fat boy." would you do a little move? your up for it? >> that's another thing. they say tap dance. if i go dance for your will you
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toss coins. >> i would if you would actually dance. >> i'm not going dance today, thank you. >> but you appreciate the invitation. >> do i. >> i wish you success with stein psy -- "seven psychopaths." now that i know it's a comedy i look at it differently. now when you go you know you're supposed to be laughing. >> christopher walken, thank you for joining us. "seven psychopaths" opens in theaters on friday. nancy o'dell is here. et host and producer, crap book fan wants to help you preserve your memories and what the cast of "cheers" told her. that's next on cbs "this morning". ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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nancy o'dell, as you know, is the host of "entertainment tonight." ♪ i know. everybody does it. all this week, she's reporting on the 30th anniversary reunion of cheers. when she's not working with charities or interviewing celebrities, she is busy making -- this is very interesting, nancy o'dell. >> i heard you're a scrapbook fanatic too. >> i'm not. i have pictures just sitting in action bo -- boxes. i'm embarrassed because there's no scrapbooks put together. let's talk about your reunion
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with "cheers." >> it was a blast. it was like being part of the show. it was seeing them together for the first time in 30 years. "entertainment tonight" had the exclusive. they didn't look 30 years older. they fell right into place. and ted dan son said, you know, it felt so comfortable and oddly weird at the same time. that's how they all expressed that night. >> and then i saw shelly long. a lot of times i'm looking at clips and saying, where's shelly long? where's shelly long? >> she came a little bit late, but it worked out well for the interview. why? because she grabbed her and ted danson together and talked with them and found out really interesting news. i said to her, were you disappointed you didn't stay for the entire season? she said actually she didn't find out, until after she made the decision to leave, they would have given them the opportunity to get married on the show, their characters. >> would that have made a difference? >> she said that would have made a difference because she wanted them to get married and wanted them to take that extra step on
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the show. so she possibly would have stayed on, and then it would have been different. >> who knows? >> nancy, you got the chance to interview ann romney and michelle obama this summer. what struck you about both of them? >> it was, well, obviously, both of them being such strong women. but the fun part about them coming on the show, and i interviews michelle with the president, was to see that interaction. obviously, it was like entertainment tonight because you could see that personal side of them and ask them the fun kind of questions that they may not get asked when they go onto more of a news show. >> how did you get them to do "entertainment tonight"? >> the obamas said yes. >> was this a first for the romneys? >> ann romney did it, and then the president and michelle did it. it was fun to ask them different things. one thing that i noticed, watching them during the whole interview, they were holding hands. it was really nice. it didn't start when the cameras were rolling. it certainly wasn't because they were in an election campaign. to talk about he tries to be a
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normal dad and have dinner at 6:30 every single night and tries to be there when he can. it's obviously more difficult when he's out on the campaign trail. >> are you saying there was pda? >> with the president and first lady, yes, there was. >> it was nice to see. >> i think so. let them be human beings. >> exactly. >> i'm fascinated. are you a scrapbooker, anthony? >> this is interesting to me because i actually used to make scrapbooks for the grandparents in the family. >> you did? >> it was a hell of a lot of work. >> it is a lot of work. >> i would start in september. now i do photo books because you can do it all digitally. i'm just curious to see where we're going with this. >> you wonder how easy i'm going to make this for you. >> this was torture around christmas season for me. >> where are we going with this? >> i partner with this wonderful company. i've been doing this for, oh, my gosh, ever since i was a teeny little girl, and my mom made 50 scrapbooks that i have now. it's very important for your
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kids to document this and make them feel important. speaking of michelle obama, i put one of the pictures in here because this book is fabulous you. it's all the things in life that matters. collect it all in this little book. so working women and stuff don't take the times to put in here things that matter most. your career, your aspirations, feeling good, house to home. it's kind of like pinterest that's so popular. you don't have to do it virtually. you can take things and pin them in here that are important to you. it may be new girlfriends. it may be ideas that you want to do. >> and even though everything is digital, people are still taking time to take the pictures. because scrapbooking is a huge, huge business, i know. >> it is. and i do it digitally too. but this is an example of something that reminds me of michelle obama because she said, as a working mom, she always has the guilt trip. >> you know the clock, nancy. we've got to move on. >> "fabulous you" is on sale
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. richmond firefighters are still on the scene of a large palate fire that began a few hours ago on brookside drive. investigators haven't determined a cause but there were reports of lightning in the area with regard to this pallet fire. one firefighter was hurt at a strip mall fire in union city. that fire broke out around 1 a.m. at the shopping complex on alvarado boulevard. about 10 businesses were damaged. no word yet on the cause of the fire. the oakland as have another must win game at the coliseum tonight. they stayed alive with a 2-0 win over the tigers in game three. and the giants won 2-1 in 10 innings at cincinnati. they will play there again today. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> all right. very interesting as we have an area of low pressure spinning off the coastline right now.
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we have seen showers, some thunderstorms, the possibility we could see more of that today. outside now, indeed we have those clouds over the city of san francisco toward nob hill but kind of quiet there. a little further to the south, though, our doppler radar is pick up very heavy rainfall making its way in parts of the south bay in across the santa cruz mountains. we have seen heavy storms there today and maybe more to come. this afternoon likely going to see more showers toward the san jose area. maybe even some thunderstorms in that direction, as well. temperatures up into the 70s and fairly mild. next couple of days things settle down temperatures expected to warm up very mild into sunday and the first part of this next week. we are going to check out your "timesaver traffic" coming right up next. ,, ,,,,,,
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lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ good morning. well, the bay bridge and the toll plaza certainly have been our hot spots since about 6 a.m. this morning when they turned on the metering lights early and there was a fender bender on the upper deck. they are still cycling the metering lights slowly. it's stacked up on all the approaches to the bay bridge. let's check the maps. we'll show you what we're talking about. these live drive time sensors are showing a lot of slow speeds looks like from hercules all the way down towards the macarthur maze. it's been like this for a couple of hours now. and just getting word of a new crash against the commute eastbound 80 approaching gilman. two lanes are blocked there. also a new accident coming in southbound 680 approaching willow pass very heavy through the san ramon valley. captions by: caption colorado ,,,,,,,,
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